Pamela Wilson’s works of art transcend the commonplace to enter the realm of the sublime and otherworldly. She develops haunting images that evoke moods and memories inspired by real life, and which create a remarkably compelling narrative. The physical and emotional isolation of her characters has emerged as a hallmark of her work. She has much to say of the dark and hilarious absurdities we must often endure... while we are creating ourselves.
Primarily a figurative painter, Wilson has worked in many other mediums, including photography, printmaking, and assemblage. She received her MFA from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she was awarded a Regents Fellowship, the Abrams Project Grant, and a Regents Award for her Thesis Exhibition. She is currently Mentor Faculty at Laguna College of Art & Design, Laguna, CA, as part of the MFA Program.
SELECTED MUSEUM COLLECTIONS + EXHIBITIONS
Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY
Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL
National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
University of California Art Museum, Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
South Bay Contemporary Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA